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Vice Chancellor, Student Affairs

Welcome to Student Affairs

from Vice Chancellor Willie L. Banks Jr., Ph.D.

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Welcome to UCI and the Anteater community. Our vision for our work and division is grounded in the philosophy that every student thrives and matters. We are committed to providing enriching opportunities that affirm your experiences and complement your academic pursuits. Our work in Student Affairs is guided by the following values:

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Integrity
  • Community
  • Well-being
  • Adaptability and Creativity

Every student who engages in one of our programs is expected to increase their personal knowledge, develop a new skill, or learn something new about themselves. We also want students to understand how much their engagement – whether through clubs, government, leadership, events or a host of other opportunities – not only helps them to grow but strengthens who we are as a community. The UCI campus is an exciting and dynamic place where you will engage in experiences that will be inspirational, life changing, and may also challenge your current thinking.

I’m looking forward to meeting you and learning about your experiences!

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Willie L. Banks Jr., Ph.D.
Vice Chancellor, Student Affairs
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